Herbert Butterfield

Sir Herbert Butterfield (October 7, 1900 - July 20, 1979) was a British historian and philosopher of history who is remembered chiefly for a volume early in his career entitled The Whig Interpretation of History (1931)






"But the greatest menace to our civilization today is the conflict between giant organized systems of self-righteousness -- each system only too delighted to find that the other is wicked -- each only too glad that the sins give it the pretext for still deeper hatred and animosity."

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